Why get your teen a good car? They’re just going to crash it anyway.
Working as a paramedic, too often I see teens, with the least driving experience, crashing in the least protective cars. Cars with low safety ratings – with no structural integrity, crumple zones or side curtain airbags. How many of the kids I’ve seen would still be here if they’d been in safer cars? It haunts you. I have a kid, which only makes it harder. When the time comes for them to get a car, I’ll make sure they get the safest in their price bracket, so they’ll stand a chance if the worst happens. I wish every parent could know what I know and put their teen in the safest car they can. Yes, there’s a chance they’ll crash it. But that’s exactly why it matters. The safer the car, the safer they are. Check the safety rating of any car you’re looking at: rightcar.govt.nz